Final flight of the S-70B-2 Seahawk

Minister for Defence Personnel Dan Tehan said the last S 70B-2 Seahawk ‘Bravo’ naval combat helicopter made its final flight today before being gifted to the Australian War Memorial (AWM). The Seahawk’s final flight went over the Australian Defence Force Academy, Defence’s Russell Offices, Parliament House and the AWM before landing in Exhibition Park in Canberra. Mr Tehan said the Seahawk had served in operations across the globe and had contributed to the safety and security of our nation. “The Bravo served with distinction in Operation Damask during the first…

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FRCSW H-60 Facility Increases Seahawk Throughput

February 2, 2017 – Since opening its new H-60 Seahawk maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Building 325 just over one year ago, the Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) helicopter program has gained operational efficiencies and staffing improvements that will send about 10 more aircraft to the fleet every year. The intention to consolidate H-60 MRO operations from Buildings 306, 308, 310 and 333 began with a ceremonial ground breaking in December 2012. “Our quality assurance (department) was in Building 378 and our production control was in PS 154.…

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